MDH Sambar Masala Lots Recalled In U.S. Due To Salmonella Contamination
A chef prepares a curry dish in the kitchen of the Indo Indian fine dining restaurant in Chobham, U.K. (Photographer: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg)

MDH Sambar Masala Lots Recalled In U.S. Due To Salmonella Contamination

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House of Spices (India) has recalled different lots of MDH Sambar Masala in the U.S. on account of salmonella contamination, according to health regulator U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

According to a statement released by House of Spices (India) to the U.S. FDA, the product is produced by R-Pure Agro Specialities and distributed by House of Spices (India).

"The recall was initiated after it was discovered by the FDA that the salmonella contaminated products were distributed," House of Spices (India) said.

This product was found positive for salmonella in test conducted by the U.S. FDA through a certified laboratory, it added. The recalled product was distributed in northern California retail stores, the statement said.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem, it added.

The product comes in a 3.5 oz (100g) box with red and white MDH Logo. Consumers who have purchased the MDH Sambar Masala, 3.5 oz (100g) are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund, the statement said.

A packet of MDH Sambhar masala. (Source: MDH website)
A packet of MDH Sambhar masala. (Source: MDH website)

Consumption of food contaminated with salmonella can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial food borne illnesses, it added. Comments from the spices company could not be obtained.

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